Microsoft has recently released Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure, now called Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows and Windows Azure HDInsight Service. Today, customers can access the first community technology preview of Microsoft HDInsight Server and a new preview of Windows Azure HDInsight Service at Microsoft.com/BigData. Both of these new previews make it easier to configure and deploy Hadoop on the Windows platform, and enable customers to apply rich business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot for Excel and Power View to pull actionable insights from big data.

 

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To Get Started:

 

  • Sign up for the Windows Azure HDInsight Service Preview.
  • Download the Microsoft HDInsight Server community technology preview.
  • Get started with the .NET SDK For Hadoop.